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$2 Million Donated To Texas Woman's University's Stroke Center

The center was renamed the Mike A. Myers Stroke Center

Dallas-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Mike A. Myers recently donated $2 million to the Texas Woman’s Stroke Center. This funding will facilitate the expansion of research, enhance patient and family services and create more inter-professional training opportunities.

Founded in 1992 by Texas Woman’s University, the Dallas-based center specializes in treating individuals suffering from strokes or head injuries, while also serving as a hub for research and training for TWU graduate students. Operating solely on grants and donations, the center provides its services free of charge to patients.

The $2 million donation will aid various aspects of the center's operations, such as research and patient care. This includes the addition of bilingual clinicians and programs, as well as the expansion of services to encompass hearing assessments and treatments focused on enhancing feeding and swallowing abilities.

“This gift is truly transformative,” said Jyutika Mehta, PhD, the Stroke Center’s director. “We will be able to grow significantly and support many more individuals and families who need neuro-rehabilitative support, assist those from bilingual backgrounds and continue to support those who are uninsured and underinsured. Additionally, this will allow the center to train many more students in cutting-edge, clinical and research-based protocols.”

In honor of Myers' contribution, the Texas Woman’s University System Board of Regents officially renamed the center the Mike A. Myers Stroke Center during a recent meeting.

“This extraordinary center is a lifeline to the Dallas community and provides a critical service to so many patients who otherwise may not be able to afford this level of treatment,” Myers said. “It is personally gratifying to see centers such as these improve the lives of others.”

Beginning in 2020, Myers has extended his support to the Johanniter Humanitarian Group (JHG) of Texas, an initiative overseen by President Henry "Hank" Fink. Through collaboration between JHG Texas and the Mike A. Myers Foundation, over 50 annual scholarships have been granted to undergraduate nursing students. Additionally, they've jointly founded the Myers-JHG Tutoring and Academic Support Center located at TWU’s Dallas campus.

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